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The New Zealand transport agency is launching an initiative to reduce urban traffic volumes by encouraging summer cycling. The focus of the Aotearoa Bike Challenge is on enlisting businesses and organizations taking part and encouraging the participation...

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Heavy rain is expected to bombard the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel today. A severe weather watch is in place for the Bay and a severe weather warning has been issued for the Coromandel. More heavy rain is being forecast for the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel. The...

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A mild winter and a forecast long hot summer will create perfect conditions for a massive flea outbreak this year, warns Bayer NZ vet Dr Kirstie Inglis. "Pet owners need to start thinking about a flea control strategy now before numbers become out of...

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Two men caught stealing 54 ponga logs from the Rotoehu Conservation Area near Rotorua have been sentenced to a total of 460 hours of community work. Ngongotaha locals Tyson Brake and Bruce Hector McCollum pleaded guilty to taking the logs from public...

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UPDATED: A severe weather watch is in place for the Bay of Plenty. Periods of heavy rain are expected from Wednesday evening through most of Thursday. The WeatherScape image above shows the rainfall accumulations in the northeast flow from yesterday until...

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Scientists are embarking on a voyage of discovery today to map a previously uncharted section of the Colville Ridge, a large and mountainous seafloor structure about 500km northeast of Auckland. More than half of the Colville Ridge, which covers an estimated...

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The seabed and beaches of Tauranga Harbour are in line for a spruce-up next Sunday, October 2. The region's divers are planning an underwater spring clean of Pilot Bay, thanks to the support of several clubs and organisations. Gwyn Brown of Tauranga...

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Children as young as five years old and high numbers of teenagers are going to optometrists with eye damage as a result of heavy digital device use. A nationwide survey of New Zealand optometrists finds that 87 per cent of them are concerned about the...

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UPDATE 6.15pm: SunLive's readers are reporting numerous road hazards as heavy rain lashes the region. Police are urging drivers to stay off the roads amidst multiple closures and delays. Major potholes have developed in the northbound passing lane...

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What was believed to be a whale washed ashore on the Thames coastline has turned out to be a stranded sunfish. The Department of Conservation and police received a report from concerned Thames locals of a whale stranding near Ash Street at the northern...

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Ice and snow on the Desert Road by Matt Rossiter. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz